THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL

BOARD OF THE PARISH OF GRANT, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN

AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2008.

                The Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, met in its regular meeting place, the Grant Parish School Board Office, Colfax, Louisiana, in Regular Session, Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present A.J. “Tony” Lavespere, Eddie Baxley, Terry Oliver, Craig A. McCain, Marvin DeLong, Randy Browning, and A.D. Futrell.

 

     ABSENT: Karen Layton

 

     Mrs. Sheila S. Jackson, Secretary-Treasurer was also present.

 

                The Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, was duly convened by Honorable Craig McCain, President of the Grant Parish School Board, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to transact any business which may come before the Board.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved adoption of the revised agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the minutes for the September 9, 2008 regular board meeting.

 

                Mr. Futrell stated the Transportation and Maintenance committee had nothing to report to the Board.

 

                On behalf of the Finance Committee, Mr. Baxley made a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing the Natchitoches Parish School Board to obtain a mineral lease on Section 16, Township 07 North-Range 05 West.  Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adoption of the resolution.  The vote went as follows: seven (7) yeas; Mr. Randy Browning, Mr. A.J. “Tony” Lavespere, Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. Marvin DeLong, Mr. Terry Oliver, Mr. Craig McCain, and Mr. A.D. Futrell: zero (0) nays, and one (1) absent; Mrs. Karen Layton

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                The Finance Committee decided to make no recommendations on a property purchase adjacent to Grant High School but would like for the Board to place this item on hold.

 

                The Finance Committee made a motion, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved purchasing a tractor and bush hog for Pollock Elementary out of Pollock funds for a cost of approximately $11,000.00.

                The Finance Committee made a motion, seconded by Mr . Lavespere and unanimously approved  to adopt a 2% stipend for support personnel, made in a one-time lump sum distribution, along with a one- time lump sum distribution from the state,  for support personnel in the amount of $1,000.00.

 

                Mr. Baxley made a motion, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved amending the agenda to consider the purchase of the property adjacent to Grant High School.

 

                Mr. Baxley made a motion, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved that the Board should officially put in the minutes that the School Board is not interested in purchasing the property adjacent to Grant High School.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved adoption of a resolution to roll back our millage rates based on the assessment with exception of the Montgomery school district and the Verda school district which are bond issues.

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                The Board received copies of Policy’s, BC, BCAB, BCAC, BCBD, BCBI, GBD, GBRA, GBRIB, IHAD, JB, JBCC, JBD, JBE, JCD, JDE, JG, KB, and KN,  which are to be voted on at the November board meeting.

 

                The Board received a copy of the new Payroll Procedure Policy to be voted on at the November board meeting.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adoption of the budget revision #3 for FY 2008 Reap Grant.

 

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                The Superintendent recommended changing the name of the Alternative School.  Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to change the name of the Alternative School to “Grant Redirectional Academic Training”, GREAT.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to employ the following personnel:

 

1.         Sherry Atwell, bus driver on route #26, serving Georgetown High School effective October 1, 2008

2.        Beth Smith, Janitor II @ Pollock Elementary, effective 10-04-08, replacing Jeff Turnbo

 

Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation for the following resignation:

 

1.         Charles Vanmetre – Bus Driver on route 24 serving DPJH/Grant , effective 08-11-08

 

Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the following retirements:

 

1.         Brenda Beavers – bus driver @ Georgetown High effective 10-01-08

2.        Jeffrey Turnbo – Janitor @ Pollock Elementary, effective 10-04-08

 

Superintendent Sheila Jackson gave the Board members a copy of the student

count.  Mrs. Jackson stated that our MFP count is up.  She said that as long as our count stays at or above the current count then our MFP should hold steady. 

 

                Mrs. Jackson stated that the general financial reports were included in their folders along with copies of a brochure for a conference that will go over all of the new procedures needed to be able to keep up with new legislative changes. 

 

                Mr. Craig McCain requested that the November board meeting be moved to Tuesday, November 4, 2008, instead of the first Thursday of the month.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adjourning the meeting.

 

Craig A. McCain

President

 

ATTEST:

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary – Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board